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The Lightning of the Covenant

November 25, 2020, in Videos > Arts, by

This video captures a dramatic presentation based on accounts from the lives of Juliet Thompson and Howard MacNutt. In this play, called “The Lightning of the Covenant”, we hear their experiences with Abdu’l-Baha, the Center of the Covenant.

You can read more about Abdu’l-Baha, including a biography of His life, His Unique Station, a selection of His Writings, and other articles dedicated to Him here on Bahai.org.

You can read a tribute to Howard MacNutt here on Baha’i Blog: Howard MacNutt – Disciple of Abdu’l-Baha

And you can find out more about Juliet Thompson here.

Bahman Rahmatian, who plays Howard MacNutt and in whose home this play was filmed, may be familiar to you from his play “Exile to Paradise” which you can watch here: Exile to Paradise – A Play About Ridvan by Bahman Rahmatian

If you are interested in dramatic presentations based on historical accounts, you might also enjoy these Baha’i Blog resources:

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Naysan Naraqi

Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.

Discussion 3 Comments

Such a beautiful story about the repentance of Mac Nutt in accepting the power of the Center of the Covenant ‘Abdu’l-Baha. Very well played, thank you.

Susan Eghrari (November 11, 2020 at 2:36 PM)

Thanks, Susan! If you haven’t seen it already, you may also enjoy this tribute to Howard MacNutt: https://www.bahaiblog.net/2020/11/howard-macnutt-disciple-of-abdul-baha/

Sonjel Vreeland (November 11, 2020 at 11:20 PM)

I am happy you enjoyed it, Susan.

Bahman (October 10, 2021 at 5:24 PM)

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